Plastic

Plastic is a material made from synthetic organic compounds, characterised by its malleability. Although it has many uses, from packaging to use in electronic equipment, and has changed our way of life since it was invented, it is becoming a major concern for the environment. The manufacture of plastic lets off a lot of harmful greenhouse emissions and plastic waste it is polluting our planet, especially our seas. Although plastic is recyclable it is estimated that only about two thirds of supermarket plastic in the UK is not recyclable and the majority of plastic is not recycled at all.

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